In South Texas, the biggest headline of 2017 came from mother nature.
On August 25, Hurricane Harvey, the costliest natural disaster in the United States, slammed into Rockport at peak intensity.
Harvey left lots of destruction and triggered a recovery process that's still going on today.
Its category four winds battered parts of the region; zapping power, and destroying property.
Harvey was a monster storm. It caused an estimated $180 billion in damage, far more than the $81 billion the House approved to help hurricane-ravaged areas dealing with their own disasters like Florida and Puerto Rico, and it's not a done deal. The U.S. Senate still needs to sign off on relief funding, leaving Texans waiting for relief.